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Suspicion of banned materials in deadly London blaze

June 19, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

UK — The new exterior cladding used in a renovation on London’s Grenfell Tower may have been banned under UK building regulations, two British ministers said as police continued their criminal investigation into the inferno that killed at least 70 people. Trade Minister Greg Hands said the

Security firms warn of new cyber threat

By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Two cyber security companies said they have uncovered a sophisticated piece of malicious software capable of causing power outages by ordering industrial computers to shut down electricity transmission, according to a Reuters report. Analysis of the malware, known as Crash Override or Industroyer, indicates

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Altronix scoops Superstar Award again at PSA-Tec

By SSN Gulf Staff

US – Altronix, a global leader in power and transmission solutions for the professional security industry, has once again received the prestigious Superstar Award at PSA-TEC 2017 (see videos for highlights). This is the third consecutive year that Altronix has received this honor and recognition from PSA

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Hormann launches door operator ideal for hospitals and offices

By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Hormann has launched automatic hinged doors with operator HDO 200 suitable for quiet operations, and therefore particularly suitable for hospitals and offices. The automatic doors also feature convenient opening, allowing for barrier-free passage. Speed control ensures a uniform opening and closing speed. An integrated programme switch

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Veracity showcasing end-to-end Command & Control solution at IFSEC

By SSN Gulf Staff

UK – Veracity, a leading provider of innovative IP video systems, is showcasing a new suite of products at IFSEC 2017 that bring together the three cornerstones of its business: IP transmission, storage and display. Following on from its acquisition of security Command & Control software manufacturer

Sheikh Mohammed launches Dubai cyber security strategy

June 6, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, has launched the Dubai Cyber Security

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UK electrical safety body to open in Dubai to combat fires

By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – NICEIC, the UK’s electrical contracting industry’s independent voluntary regulatory body for electrical installation safety throughout the UK, is to establish a regional base in Dubai. The expansion of NICEIC’s services comes after the introduction of Dubai’s new fire code in January 2017, which mandates

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Could Fireball malware become the next Mirai? A10 Networks looks closer

By SSN Gulf Staff

Comment by Mohammed Al-Moneer, Regional Director, MENA at A10 Networks… THIS MONTH, researchers uncovered a malware strain believed to have infected more than 250 million computers globally. It is further believed that this malware is present on 20 percent of corporate networks. Dubbed “Fireball,” the massive